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Is all DE "food grade"?

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I have found a 25# bad of DE for $13 no shipping charge. The web site doesn't designate food grade or not. Is there such a thing as DE that isn't food grade?  (it is packaged as an absorbent)  If so, does it need to be food grade if I"m not putting it in their  food?

 

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Mo

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NO, most DE is pool filter grade and not safe to use around your birds!

 

 

I buy 50# for about $35 locally.

 

 

This is food grade DE--note the wording. It's also called fossil shell flour.

 

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thank you.

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